Ryan Nicholson, the man responsible for horror films Gutterballs and Hanger (both of which are banned in the UK), and also director of Live Feed (heavily cut in the UK) and a segment of the upcoming vicious horror anthology, The Profane Exhibit, is back with a new horror called Collar.
A short while ago we shared the first images of the brutal new film with you, and now comes the first shocking trailer. As expected, it is filled to the brim with vicious, nasty, horrific scenes of violence and depravity, just how we like it!
Collar, written and directed by Ryan Nicholson, stars Nick Principe (Laid to Rest, Seed 2: The New Breed) as a satanic derelict with a taste for human flesh who terrorizes skid row’s prostitutes, junkies, and homeless, escalating his level of violence after he abducts a rookie cop played by Aidan Dee (“Caprica,” A Dangerous Man) on a routine patrol.
Collar also stars Mackenzie Murdock (Father’s Day, Manborg), Ronald Thompson (Hanger), and Mihola Terzik (Gutterballs). Shot on location in Vancouver, BC, Collar also features a heavy assortment of gruesome FX makeup design by Michelle Grady, who previously collaborated with Nicholson on Gutterballs, Hanger, and “Famine. Lensed by Wolfgang Meyer (Seed 2: The New Breed, Stockholm), Collar was Nicholson’s quickest feature shoot, completed in 8 straight days, yet had the most locations, FX, and setups he had ever attempted. Produced by James Morgart, Adam Torkel, and Keryn Thompson, along with German distributor Illusions Entertainment, Collar premieres April 2014 in Switzerland at Les Etranges Nuits du Cinéma.
A rookie cop starts her shift like any other but soon it will all change for the worse . While attending a routine complaint, a derelict with a reputation of satanic violence, attacks the officer and “collars” her with a dog leash, holding her captive in his bum shack. As the night unfolds, more hapless victims enter his alleyway as he maims and mutilates with a cannibalistic urge. Onlookers do nothing to help and film the atrocities with their cell phones. It’s a spectacle of the macabre.